Category Archives: Living

Wonderful Ian is no ordinary Jack | Brief letters

Ian Jack’s pieces | Disappearing dining cars | Tax balance | Albums’ 50th anniversaries | Piano motivationIan Jack’s Saturday pieces on street trees (13 May) and railway catering (20 May) are among the most recent in a long series of wonderful journalistic essays with which he has graced your newspaper. Their skilful blend of reliable research, personal reminiscence and, where appropriate, measured social or political criticism has enlightened and delighted us for years. Long may they continue. Meanwhile, is there any chance of a published collection?Richard AllenCambridge• Roger Pratt (Letters, 25 May) should make the most of the Cardiff-Holyhead dining Read More

Source:: The Guardian

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ picnic recipes – poached chicken with freekeh salad and kamut chocolate brownies

Our weather may not be up to much, but the British need no excuse to eat outdoorsHalf-term is upon us, and I’ll be spending as much of it as possible outdoors. Whether or not you are in the grips of school holidays, eating outside is something we do justice to in Britain, not least because we are stoically unfazed by the weather, no matter our age. So arm yourself with rugs, jumpers and, if time allows, something homemade. Today’s chicken salad, inspired by a trip to Georgia, is bursting with bright, exotic, summery flavours from a profusion of herbs and Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Cocktail of the week: classic rum punch recipe

You can’t beat a proper Caribbean rum punchA lovely lady in Barbados taught me this ditty: “One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak.” Hey presto, perfect (if rather lethal) punch. The ratio works for just about any punch. Serves one.1 shot fresh lime juice2 shots sugar syrup3 shots rum4 shots water1 dash Angostura bittersNutmeg, to garnish Continue reading… Read More

Source:: The Guardian

6 Great Ideas for an Awesome Guys’ Night Out in Las Vegas

Whether it’s for a bachelor party for one of your buddies or you just want some time to unwind and have a great time, few can compare to spending an awesome guys’ night out in Las Vegas. As this glittering metropolis has everything from classy restaurants and casinos to strip clubs and pool parties, you’d […]

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Source:: Unfinished Man

5 Financial Tips to Prepare You for a Soft Landing in Future

A time will come in every man’s life when they will account for how they lived. No. I’m not talking about judgement day- perhaps another time. I am talking about the future, when you retire and plan to start living out the remainder of your years. How prepared are you? Rather, how well are you […]

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Source:: Unfinished Man